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Psychology 11th HSC Science (General) Maharashtra State Board Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Introduction to Psychology
  • Definitions - Wundt, Watson, Morgan & King, Feldman
  • Branches of Psychology : Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Clincal and Counselling Psychology, Organisational Psychology, Educational Psychology
  • Recent Perspectives of Psychology: Behaviouristic perspective, Psychoanalytic perspective, Cognitive perspective, Biological perspective, Humanistic perspective
  • Psychology in Everyday Life
  • Psychologists at work : Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Community Psychologists, School Psychologists, Organisational psychologists.
200.00 Methods of Psychological Enquiry
  • Objectives of Psychological enquiry: Description, Prediction, explanation, control and Application
  • Important Methods of data collection: Observational method, experimental method, correlational method, Survey method, Psychological testing, case study and project method
300.00 Foundations of Human Behaviour
  • Heredity : Genes and Chromosomes
  • Central Nervous System : Brain and Spinal chord
  • Endocrine System : Pituitary gland, thyroid gland, adrenal gland, gonads.
  • Socio – cultural Factors : Family, Community, faith, gender, caste and disability
  • Socialization : Acculturation and Enculturation
400.00 Human Development
  • Meaning of Development : Life-span perspective on development, Growth, Development, Maturation and Evolution
  • Principles of Development
  • Factors Influencing Development : Heredity and environment
  • Stages of Development : Prenatal stage, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and oldage
  • Context of Development : Microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, macrosystem Chronosystem 
500.00 Attention and Perception
  • Distinction between attention and perception
  • Attentional Processes : Selective attention, divided attention, span of attention, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Principles of perceptual organization : Principle of proximity, principle of similarity, principle of continuity, principle of smallness, principle of symmetry, principle of surroundedness, principle of closure
  • Illusions : Geometric illusions and apparent movement illusions
  • Socio-cultural influences on perception : differential familiarity, salience of stimuli, habits of perceptual inference
600.00 Learning
  • Nature of learning : Definition and features of learning
  • Classical and Operant Conditioning: Pavlov’s experiment on classical conditioning, Skinner’s experiment on operant conditioning
  • Observational Learning : Imitation, social learning and modelling
  • Learning Styles : Relational style and analytical style
  • Learning Disabilities : Symptoms of learning disabilities
700.00 Human Memory
  • Nature of Memory : Definitiion, stages of memory
  • Memory Systems : Sensory, Shortterm memory and long-term memory
  • Measurement of Memory : Recall, recognitiion, re-learning and reconstruction
  • Nature and Causes of Forgetting : Ebbinghaus’s curve of forgetting, trace decay, interference, retrieval failure
  • Improving Memory : Keyword method, method of loci, chunking, first letter technique, minimising interference
  • Eyewitness Memory
800.00 Motivation and Emotion
  • Nature of motivation : Motivation cycle
  • Types of motives :Biological motives and Psychosocial motives
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Nature of Emotion : Definition and Types of Emotions by Plutchik
  • Expression of Emotions : Culture and emotional expression, culture and emotional labelling
  • Enhancing Positive Emotions : Personality traits, positive meaning, quality connections, being engaged, faith and positive interpretations
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